Hemoglobin analysis is one of the many complete hematology analysis services TGA Sciences provides to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Academic communities. Animal samples are analyzed using the HESKA Veterinary System.
Hemoglobin (abbreviated Hb or Hgb) is the oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all mammals such as humans, rats, mice, and guinea pigs. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body where it releases the oxygen and collects carbon dioxide to bring it back to the lungs to be released from the organism.
Common causes of low hemoglobin include nutritional deficiency, bone marrow problems, chemotherapy, kidney failure, or abnormal hemoglobin. High hemoglobin levels can indicate dehydration, tumors, exposure to high altitudes, or smoking.